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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Grand Cru rewards like dry Champagne with aromas of passion fruit and exotic spice.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2362) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours a golden orange color with white head. Belgian yeast and dark malt flavors. Malty, yeasty, slight barnyard flavors. A servicable strong belgian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4175) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
Pours rather unclear golden . Smell is sweet, some honey notes even . Taste is bitter , sweet , yeasty ( lots of fruits from the yeast character ) . Very Belgian tasting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (5209) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Keg @ Meridian Pint. Deep gold with a small head. Nose of apples and golden grapes. White bread. Grape fruit leather. Taste of honey, slightly hot. Golden honey. Pollen, lemon soda. Medium body, a bit day. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (2458) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Meridian Pint during their Schlafly Total Tap Takeover. Clear yellow with off-white head. Aromas of herbs, floral notes, light spice. Tastes of herbs, spices, floral notes, Belgian yeast, citrus fruit and peel. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9143) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
Aged a couple of years. Starts with a good tasty drinkable combination of Belgian yeasts. Not as good after food.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3156) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
750ml bottle, golden color, with a big Rocky white head, nice belgian fruity yeast nose, with some ripe apple, pear, dry raisin esters, with a spicy apple strudel dough, faint apple pie crust, honeyed grainy pale, toasted, munich malt accents, with an apple sauce, faint cinnamon apple doughnut, subtle honey lollipop, candi sugar note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth, good fruity, spicy belgian yeast, light candied orange peel, peach, mild honeyed grainy bready, pale, pilsener, toasted malt character, with some spritzy, faint acidic apple sauce, apple pie, subtle honey lollipop, apple strudel dough, faint cinnamon apple doughnut, candi sugar flavours, leading towards a warming, doughy, spicy, fruity belgian yeast, apple pie, apple sauce fruitiness, lingering honeyed pilsener pale, toasted maltiness finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1666) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Pours a very dark golden color with a little haze to it, white head. Light fruits, dark fruits, yeast, and some alcohol on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a sweet note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5138) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2014
750mL bottle, just capped, Bottled with love on 111412, drunk here on 061814, tiny bit of a gusher. Nose sweet with wheat, citrus, malt, vanilla; airy with very jammy fruit and heavily phenolic Belgian yeast, has some spicy Saison notes and man that fruit is really sticky, isn’t it? It’s really cranked, like this was fermented in the trunk of somebody’s car. Pours Clear golden with a little less effervescence than expected, a dense and foamy off-white head. Taste is sharp, tart with semi-sweetness, a ton of alcoholic heat (aggressive, some burn that really lasts, but not off-putting), low bitterness in a slightly oily, watery-light body. Malt is a bit thin, this sucker really leans heavy on the esters and especially phenols, airy with a bit of yeast but obviously filtered. The fruit and citrus/vanilla are still there, hops minimized, rounded spice, but everything takes a back seat to the alcohol/heat and jammy/nail polish/tart yeast products. Strap yourself in!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (1208) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 22, 2014
The appearance of this beer is an opaque dark golden color with a small white head and chunks of yeast that sink to the bottom, and the aroma blends Belgian yeast, hay malts, sour fruit, alcohol, and a hint of white pepper. The taste is mildly sour on the front end but mellows out to include a slight sweetness and a touch of umami towards the tail end; the palate is great due to the medium-full body, slick and thick texture, and soft carbonation, andt the astringent finish due to the slight alcohol rounds out the sipping experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (1536) - Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle - big foamy head, clear medium golden color, nice tropical fruit ester aroma and flavor, mild malt backbone, very carbonated - very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4353) - Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Rated on 10-22-2009 (Bottle) When poured, this beer forms a large frothy white head that mostly diminishes, hazy golden body, fizzy carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The Aroma consists of yeast, fruit and spice. The Taste is spicy, sweet and fruity. This beer has a short dry finish. The Palate is mildly tingly and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this is another nicely brewed beer from Schlafly. I enjoyed the flavor of this beer and it is worth trying. This is definitely a beer I recommend trying and a beer I would enjoy drinking again.

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